Am I a good candidate for DOT Therapy?
DOT Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin. For more information, make an appointment today to see if DOT Therapy is right for you.
What is the procedure like?
Prior to the procedure your laser technician may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness continues for a few days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresher skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases, DOT Therapy can be performed to an entire face in under one hour. Smaller areas take less time.
How many treatments are required with DOT Therapy?
In most cases, excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with more severe skin conditions may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart.
What precautions do I need to take after the procedure to maintain my results?
Basic skin care, thorough cleaning and sun protection are key to ensuring your results endure. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible, but especially in the weeks following treatment.
Is DOT Therapy safe?
DOT Therapy is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. Because DOT offers so much control and customization, patients are treated faster and more precisely. DOT Therapy leaves the skin around each perforation or ‘dot’ intact, which allows for rapid healing and improved complexion. The footprint that the DOT leaves is not as deep as traditional laser procedures which often created painful damage and bruising. Because the DOT creates a shallower, wider pattern, it promotes rapid healing. DOT is minimally invasive and safe, while still delivering excellent results.